henry quirk wrote: ↑Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:16 am
In my top ten.
"I LOVE that short story."
Me too. Very illustrative of what strivin' for 'equality' is really about.
Water will find its own level: leave it be.
Did you watch the 2020 Democrat presidential candidate debates that took place recently?
I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Here were the best 20 Democrats the party could come up with to challenge Trump and both debates were bizarre clown shows.
All of the candidates were endorsing hard-core SOCIALIST economic programs and policies. I mean "socialist" in the sense Marx used the term. I know that you would use the term "communist" in place of "socialist, but strictly speaking the terms communist/communism were used by Marx to refer to the that final "utopian" society that he prophesied would coincide with the end of history according to his political/economic theory.Technically speaking , there never was a Marxist communist state established anywhere in the world. Although in the West "communism" was, nevertheless, the word everyone used to describe the system of government in the USSR (the Soviet Union) during the Cold War, the Russians themselves never used the term. The Soviet Union was a socialist state, yes, but it never managed to evolve what Marx would have called a true communist society.
The Democrat 2020 presidential candidates cloak themselves with a range deceptive euphemisms like: Democratic Socialist (Bernie Sanders); Liberal/Liberalism (though very different from the Classic Liberalism of John Locke or Adam Smith) or Progressives/Progressivism. MAKE NO MISTAKE,
all of these people are, in fact, (Marxist) Socialists
Anyway, getting back to the two recently broadcast Democrat 2020 presidential candidate debates....Some of the bat-shit crazy stuff I was hearing really shocked me. I said to myself as I was watching these debates, is THIS really happening in AMERICA. For instance all 20 of the candidates were fully in favour of not just turning a "blind eye" to illegal immigrants sneaking into the US, but of giving them free government funded healthcare once they arrive ??!! They also supported a a free healthcare ("Medicare for ALL") system (all private heath care is to be eliminated as a matter of urgency said Elizabeth Warren), "free" college, "free" childcare, massive forgiveness of student loans, doubling the federal minimum wage, tearing down the existing barrier on the US-Mexican border, eliminating the Electoral college and so on. At one point in the second debate Beto O'Rourke and Corey Booker began answering questions the moderators had put to them in SPANISH, as an expression of solidarity with America's large and (growing by the day) Hispanic community. Beto O'Rourke, by the way , has actually been campaigning for the 2020 election in Mexico. (I'll leave you draw your own conclusions).
Three of these 2020 Democrat presidential candidates (namely:Kirsten Gillibrand; Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders) have recently promised they will abolish ICE if elected (the Immigration and Customs Federal law enforcement agency) , i.e; the agency that arrests sex traffickers, paedophiles, terrorists, murderers, illegal immigrants, international drug and arms traffickers (many of whom are pouring into the US illegally from Mexico).
Even more disturbing, the following Democrat candidates: Cory Booker; Peter Buttigeig; Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand have publicly backed. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's INSANE "
Green New Deal". The "Green New Deal" is raft of absurd environmental policies that would cost 93 trillion dollars to implement and destroy America as a Constitutional Republic. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, if you're not already familiar with her, is a- 29- year old, ex-bartender, who is a self-described socialist as says she admires Cuba and Venezuela . Crazy as it seems she has somehow managed to take charge of the Democrats' Liberal agenda - "I'm the boss " - she boasts. This woman is SUCH a conspicuously, brainless retard, I still cannot get my head around the amount of influence she has succeeded in garnering in the Democrat Party.
Oh yeah, before I forget, here's another shocker for your delectation...In the second Democrat 2020 presidential candidate, Julian Castro, at one point emphatically demanded "reproductive justice"; there was a large cheer from the rent-a-mob, socialist studio audience when he announced this. Castro then explained that the rather ambiguous term, "reproductive justice", meant allowing a transgender female to have an abortion.
(??!!) I thought, that's odd, I didn't know that men had menstrual periods and could get pregnant ? What an ignorant fool I must be ! Seriously, what kind of a moron would say something like that in a high-profile, political debate on national television? The mind boggles.
Then there was Democrat presidential candidate, Marianne Williamson. Marianne has no experience at in politics, full stop. She is a "New Age" spiritual guru, i.e; a total flake who writes self-help books about how to utilise your auras and vital psychic energy and other mystical transcendental, crystal-rubbing bullshit to cure your latest existential neurosis. But she's appeared on Oprah three times, so I guess the Democrats figure she might have a good shot at beating Trump in 2020 and becoming the first female President of the USA even though she's white and can't speak Spanish(??!!). Here's the concluding remark she gave at the end of the second 2020 debate...
"Mr President, if you're listening, I want you to hear me, please. You have harnessed fear for political purposes, and only love can cast that out. So, I, Sir, I have a feeling you know what you're doing. I'm going to harness love for political purposes, I will meet you on that field. And, Sir, love will win !" Yep, it's just like "The Beatles" said: "All you need is love."
Actually, I think America should dispatch her to Iran as soon as possible on a special diplomatic mission to lay some "good lovin'" on "Supreme Leader", Ali Khamenei to try and persuade him to stop being such an aggressive, uranium-enriching, Muslim ****
. I think it's definitely worth a try (of course she'd have to be very careful and make it crystal clear to the the Supreme Leader,- for her own safely-, that she WILL NOT do anal). Allah u Akbar !!!
The Democrats are also keen on rolling out a multi trillion dollar plan to provide financial reparation for the African -Americans who are descents of slavery. As well as this Kamala Harris is advocating a 100 billion dollar program which will disburse money to African-Americans to assist them in buying their own homes. I think privileging one race/ethnic group in this manner is called RACISM, if I not mistaken.
Anyway Henry, to cut a long story short, your Democrat Party has gone right off the rails and transformed itself into a pack of frothing-at-the-mouth, lunatic socialists (Marxists). I've never seen anything like this happen in American politics in my lifetime. I mean, WTF is going on your country, dude ???!!!
I mean, if the Democrats continue to advocate socialist policies, programs and plans, that's a good thing, because they are simply commtting political suicide with respect to the 2020 election. Trump must have thought all his birthdays had come at once when he tuned in to watch the Democrat's two recent presidential candidate debates. What worries me is the future. As I said before on this and related issues, "demographics is destiny." When white Europeans become a minority group in the US in 2042, what will happen is anyone's guess. It is possible a second American Civil War will erupt around this time, this time it will RED (Republican/white European) vs BLUE (Democrat/ non-white immigrants) not Yankee vs Rebel as it was in 1861-1865. Or, it is possible that the Democrats could succeed in forming a socialist government; it that did happen it would result in the rapid destruction of American as you know it now, that is, America the reasonably civilised, Constitutional Republic. The US would be doomed, and it would rapidly go the same way that EVERY other socialist state has gone in history; it would become a miserable, impoverished, chaotic hell hole ( or, as Trump would say, "Shit - Hole").